A Detailed Guide to Skradin, an Overlooked Croatian Gem

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The tiny village of Skradin in Croatia is the kind of place most travelers pass through to get somewhere else (in this case Krka National Park), but once they see it, they vow to someday return and stay. That’s the impression we picked up of Skradin while planning our Croatia trip, so we decided to …

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How We Did Dubrovnik with Kids (and Avoided the Crowds!)

A guide to visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia with kids

Dubrovnik is by far the most popular, touristy, and expensive city on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. It is so popular that the city has considered setting limits on how many tourists can enter it per day. UNESCO has threatened to take away the city’s World Heritage Site status, and CNN named Dubrovnik one of …

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Things to do in Perast, Montenegro: A Detailed 2019 Guide

A complete guide to Perast, Montenegro, including the top things to do in Perast

Perast is a tiny, idyllic village on the breathtaking Bay of Kotor (Boka Bay) in Montenegro. Despite a mere population of 247, Perast’s rich history, ancient architecture, jaw-dropping views, and romantic waterfront restaurant patios make it a captivating destination. The village occupies a thin, sloping strip of land between Mrčevac road (E80), the main roadway …

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15 Unmissable Things to Do in Kotor, Montenegro (plus 5 day trip ideas!)

A detailed guide to Kotor Montenegro, including 15 things to do in Kotor

Kotor is an finely preserved medieval town in a secluded corner of the visually stunning Bay of Kotor. It is a top attraction in the young Balkan nation of Montenegro in Southeastern Europe and protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s no denying it’s a tourist magnet, but few can resist its charm once they step …

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An Extraordinary Family Stay at Grand Hyatt Muscat

Grand Hyatt Muscat with kids review

On our recent one-week trip to Oman with our kids Sage (5) and Lavender (4), we decided to split our time in Muscat, the country’s capital, between two areas and hotels. For the first four nights, we stayed in a budget hotel on the beautiful Muttrah Corniche, where we could walk to famous attractions such …

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